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Nellie Mae Blythe Carter

1922 - 2014

Nellie Mae Blythe Carter, age 91, of Blaine, died Monday, May 5, 2014 at Three Rivers Medical Center of Louisa, KY.  Nellie was born September 12, 1922 in Cains Creek, KY. She is the daughter of the late Edd and the late Cora (Ross) Blythe and the wife of the late Talmadge Carter. In addition to her husband she is preceded in death by a daughter Joann Carter and a sister Rowena Jordan. She was as a Homemaker.  

She is survived by two sons. Charles (Ollie) Carter of Adams Ky and Willard (Patty) Carter of Blaine, Ky and one daughter Marjorie Sue (Robert) Gussler of Blaine, Ky. Also surviving are four Granddaughters; Mary Jane, Tammy, Sabrina and Stacey. One Great Granddaughter Shelbi, one sister Betty Jordan of Blaine and one brother Homer Jay Blythe also of Blaine.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Wilson Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in the  Yatesville Memorial Gardens. 

Calling hours will be Wednesday, May 7 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home. All arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Giren Derek Brian Salyers

2014 - 2014

Giren Derek Brian Salyers, infant child of Giren and Laura Pauley Salyers went to be with our Lord in Heaven after 12 days on this earth. Giren was born April 22, 2014.   

In addition to his parents, Giren is survived by two loving sisters Olivia and Anna. Survivors also include Paternal Grandmother Kimberly Salyers of Louisa and Maternal Grandparents Rocky and Sharon Pauley of Louisa.

Preceding the child in death was his grandfather Derek Salyers.

A graveside Service will be conducted at the Salyers Cemetery on Wednesday, May 7 at 11:00 am with Bro. Chris Wilson Officiating.

All final arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home of Louisa.

www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

 

John James Joyce

1947 - 2014

John James Joyce 67, of Louisa, KY. passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 at his home. He was born January 10, 1947 in New York City, New York, a son of the late Patrick John and Patricia Ronayne Joyce. He was a sales and marketing director. Mr. Joyce was a member of the National Guard and member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness of Inez, KY. He was preceded in death by a son, Brian Joyce, brother, James Joyce. 

Surviving is his wife; Alice Gail Joyce of Louisa, KY., two sons; Scott Joyce of Houston, TX., and Paul Joyce of East Brunswick, NJ., one daughter; Karyn Olsen of Freehold, NJ., two sisters; Patricia Joyce of Lancaster, PA., and Joanne Joyce of Charlotte, NC. and six grandchildren. 

Memorial services will be Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Louisa, KY. with speaker Jack Mullins.

Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Juanita Pennington

1920 - 2014

Juanita Pennington, 93, of Louisa, KY went to be with the Lord on Saturday May 3, 2014.   Juanita was born June 13, 1920 at Wayland, KY, the daughter of the late Robert and Belle Johnson Wright. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.   

Survivors include three daughters Carol Kay White of Blackey, KY, Linda Sue Clark and Doris Faye Frasher both of Louisa; two sons Willie Ray Pennington of Louisiana and Willard Pennington of Laurelville, OH; 15 grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.   

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday May 6th at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Cordial officiating. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens Louisa, KY.   

Friends may call after 5:00 pm Monday at the Wilson Funeral Home.   Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Janie Lillian Clements

1915 - 2014

Janie Lillian Clements, 98, of Fort Gay, W.V. passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Heritage Place in Huntington, W.V. She was born June 20, 1915 in Cedar, W.V. a daughter of the late Harvey and Roxie Davis Mounts. She was a housewife. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Francis, James Lemaster and Harvey Clements; one daughter, Lois Jean Francis.

Survivors include, two sons, Winfield Francis of Huntington, W.V.; Danny Lee Francis of Fort Gay, W.V.; two daughters, Alma Sadler of McConnell, W.V.; Gaynelle Ball of Patriot, Ohio; 5 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren and 5 Great Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Richard Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be noon til 2:00 pm Sunday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Wetzel Waller

1945 - 2014

Wetzel Waller, 68, of Brunswick, Ohio went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at his home.

He was born December 22, 1945 in Webb, W.V. a son of the late Saul and Maudie Copley Waller. He was a construction worker, a loving husband, father and grandfather and great grandfather. He loved bluegrass gospel music, loved his family, loved camping with his family and loved the Lord dearly. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Dean Waller.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years come July 14th, he was the love of her life, Margaret R. Copley Waller of Brunswick, Ohio; daughter, Sheri Lyn (Ted) Stotts of Lake City, Arkansas; one son, Wetzel Eugene (Sharon) Waller  of Brunswick, Ohio; Brothers, Elmer Waller of South Point, Ohio; Ray Waller of Bucyrus, Ohio; Rufus Waller of Fort Gay, W.V.; sisters, Louise Salmons of Webb, W.V.; Bonnie L. Long of Urbana, Ohio; 5 Grandchildren, Craig, Derrick, Erica, John David and Eric; 7 Great Grandchildren; his beloved dog who never left his side, Fred; He will be truly missed and loved by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Kincaid officiating. Burial will follow at the Copley Cemetery, Trace Branch Rd, Fort Gay, W.V.

Visitation will be 6:00 til 9:00 PM Friday at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

James Ralph Spears

1950 - 2014

James Ralph Spears, 63, of Pikeville, Ky. passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky. He was born July 3, 1950 in Columbus, Ohio a son of  Evelyn Branham Turner and the late James Ralph Spears. He was of the Freewill Baptist Faith. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his wife, Pamela Sue May Spears.

Survivors include his mother, EvelynTurner of Wellsville, N.Y.; one son, James (Crystal) Spears of Dorton, Ky.; several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00am Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rick May officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairchild/Lemaster Cemetery, Louisa, Ky.

Visitation will be 6:00 to 9:00 pm Friday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Henry Thomas 'Tom' Stamper

1945 - 2014

Henry Thomas 'Tom" Stamper, 68, of Prichard, W.Va. entered into rest April 29, 2014. He was born July 11, 1945 to the late Henry and Goldie Hall-Stamper of Dunlow, W.Va. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his mother and father in law, one sister and one brother.

He was a retired steelworker with Steel of W.Va., a musician, and a very accomplished carpenter. Like any other great carpenter, he always left his mark. He touched the lives of each and every person he met. he was a warm and loving man who always was able to leave a smile on your face. There are no words to express how much he will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Regenia, two special nephews/sons, R.K. (Sarah) Gissel and Cruz Hardwick, a very special granddaughter Lilly Marie Gissel, one daughter Veronica Lynn Alday, two grandchildren, David and Racheal Alday, ten brothers and sisters; Jewel Ferguson, Bernard "Oot" (Georgia) Stamper, Jerry (Jean) Stamper, June (Joe) Marcum, Sue (G.V.) Williamson, Mary Jo Lovins, Kay (Jack) Dickenson, Betty Crabtree, Dale (Faye) Stamper, Patty (Dwayne) James, and a host of nieces and nephews and other family and friends who he loved very much. 

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Friday, May 2, 2014 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Finley and Pastor Eddie Hay officiating. Burial will follow at the Stamper-Marcum Cemetery, Dunlow, W.V.

Visitation will be 11:00 am til 1:00 pm Friday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.




James I. Tackett

1923 - 2014

James I. Tackett, 90, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 at his home.

He was born November 30, 1923 in Potter, Ky. a son of the late Jessie B. and Ollie Trimble Tackett. He was a Federal Employee U.S. Treasury Accounts & appeals Officer, he was a United States Navy WWII and Korea Veteran (Chief Petty Officer, he was active in Louisa Methodist Church and the Republican Party work. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Pauline Tackett.

Survivors include his loving wife, Gloria Jean Crank Tackett of Louisa, Ky.; two sons, James A. Tackett of Lexington, Ky.; Timothy A. Tackett of Louisa, Ky.; sisters, Marie Maynard of Louisa, Ky.; Audrey Ormandy of Louisa, Ky.; Maxine Damron of Columbus, Ohio; Grandchildren, Andrea L. Tackett of Pikeville, Ky.; Desirea G. Tackett of Pikeville, Ky.; Lance Corp. Max (Lauren) Tackett of Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Bowen I. Tackett of Paintsville, Ky.; Great Grandchildren, Tori Brown and Gracie Brown of Pikeville, Ky.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Watts officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, Ky..

Visitation will be 10:00am til 2:00 pm Tuesday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church Building Fund.

 

Harry Richard Cyrus

1942 - 2014

Harry Richard Cyrus 71 of Lexington, KY formerly of Louisa passed away Thursday April 24, 2014 at the Saint Joseph Hospice Care Center surrounded by his family.

 Harry was born Nov. 10, 1942 in Louisa, KY, the son of the late James Kenneth Cyrus and Frances Burke Cyrus Taff. He was a retired Local 769 Iron Worker and insurance agent with Western Southern Life Insurance Co. He was named on the 1959 District All-Tourney Bulldog Basketball Team, was an avid Amateur Radio operator with call sign "WD4CCI", loved the University of Kentucky Wildcats and served on the Committee of the 101.

Survivors include his loving family, wife Debbie Oney Cyrus, daughter Mary Frances Cyrus of Catlettsburg, KY; son and daughter-in-law Harry Richard Cyrus Jr. and Rhonda of Ashland, KY; step daughter and husband Robyn and Christopher Hould of Lexington, KY; step son and wife Shannon and Tami Sanders of Wilmore, KY; step sister Kathy Taff Torres of Fort Worth, TX. He was papaw to ten grandchildren Haley Cyrus, Donovan Cyrus, Jami Simms, Jessi Laney, Kyle Hould, Lyla Hould, Justin Sanders, Kelsey Sanders, Joel Baldwin, and Kristen Baldwin; and two great grandchildren Zoe Wilson and Blakely Baldwin

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday April 28th at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Rob Hale and Rev. Pete Miller officiating. Entombment will follow in the Rose Hill Burial Park Ashland, KY.

Friends may call from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sunday April 27th at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Douglas McArthur Wilhite

1942 - 2014

Douglas McArthur Wilhite, 71, of Fort Gay, W.V. received his promotion to Heaven on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He was born October 21, 1942 in Havaco, W.V., a son of the late Floyd Edward and Jessie Victoria Bevins Wilhite. He was pastor of Fort Gay Church of God, a retired bus driver for Wayne County Board of Education, and was a United States Army Veteran.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Floyd, Lloyd, Virgil and Bobby; sisters, Carol and Barbara.

Survivors include, his loving wife, Sedonia England Wilhite of Fort Gay, W.V.; daughter, Jenny Rebecca Wilhite of Fort Gay, W.V.; son, Douglas McAuther (Cheryl) Wilhite Jr. "Mack" of Louisa, Ky.; brothers, Larry Wilhite of Conrow, Texas; Winford Wilhite of King, N.C.; Irvin Wilhite of Clemmons, N.C.; grandchildren, Mellinea, Marshall, Hailey, Brooklyn and Harry; Great Grandchildren, Nevaeh and Kevin.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Friday at Fort Gay Church of God with Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens, Louisa, Ky..

Visitation will be after 6:00 pm Thursday at Fort Gay Church of God.

Andy Paul Wheeler

1926 - 2014

The sun rose in Blaine, KY on January 18, 1926, when Andy Paul Wheeler was born to Enoch and Ester Ramey Wheeler. 

Andy graduated from high school in 1944, just 2 days before receiving the call to serve his country in World War II.  After Navy training, he boarded the LST-800 and headed for Mobile, Alabama.  There, his ship was loaded with ammunition and supplies before heading for Japan by way of California, Hawaii, and the Philippines.

Andy served at Okinawa and Iwo Jima aboard the LST 800, and continued to support the armed forces following the war as a member of the LST Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled Veterans and The American Legion. 

After his naval service, Andy attended Morehead State University where he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees.  He served as principal at Lowmansville, KY and taught at Blaine High School, Louisa High School, and Lawrence County High School, before retiring in 1984 after 34 years of teaching.  

In 1944 while serving in the Navy on the Pacific Ocean, Andy gave his heart to the Lord. He joined Elizabeth Baptist Church in 1963, where he taught Sunday school for 10 years. Andy enjoyed raising cattle and reading.  He was an historian, especially knowledgeable about the American Civil War, and a Kentucky Colonel. Known for his kindness and generosity, Andy’s numerous students, friends, and neighbors held him in the highest regard.

The sun set on April 21, 2014, at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center when Andy was taken home to be with his Heavenly Father after a long illness.  He was 88 years old.

His parents and three sisters, Molly May, Delta Salyers, and Willie Wheeler, preceded Andy in death.

His loving and faithful wife of almost 65 years, Dretha Lyon Wheeler, and his precious and dedicated son, Nolan Wheeler, both of Blaine, survive Andy. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Lee (Forrest) Draper of Crossville, TN; two nieces - Janie Blanton of Crossville, TN and Fern (Jack) Woods of Miamisburg, OH; one nephew - Bobby (Judy) Salyer of Knoxville, TN and three great-nieces. 

Andy loved his church and requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to the Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha, KY.  Services will be conducted at Young Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Rev. Emmet Barker, Rev. Keith Sturgill, and Rev. Floyd (Buck) West.  

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am; the funeral will begin at 1:00pm.  A military ceremony will follow at Yatesville Cemetery.

John Franklin Daugherty

1965 - 2014

John Franklin Daugherty, age 49, of Fort Gay ,WV, died Saturday, April 12, 2014. Mr. Daugherty was born March 1, 1965 in Louisa, KY. He is the son of the Wilburn and Rose Bates Meredith.

He was a Disabled Auto Mechanic.

He is survived by one daughter: Chasity Daugherty Johnson and husband Jacob of Ocean Side, CA; A brother Joe Daugherty of Grayson, KY; he also has two grandchildren ; Jeremiah Cash and Carrington Jynx; Also surviving is John's Significant Other, Lisa Hager.

John is preceded in death by his brother Wilburn "Button" Meredith Jr.

The funeral will be held 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Salt Petre Baptist Church,  Fort Gay with Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus officiating. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens Louisa.

Friends may call Tuesday, April 15 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home Louisa, KY.

Online condolence can be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Alese Stickler

1934 - 2014

Alese Stickler, 80, of Fort Gay, WV, formerly of Huntington, WV, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, WV. She was born February 16, 1934 in Crum, WV, a daughter of the late Bill Brumfield and Louise Stevens Harvey. She was a caregiver and of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her son, James Stickler.

Surviving are two daughters; Marcia and Rick Thompson of Fort Gay, WV, and Tonya Stickler of Fort Gay, WV, Grandchildren; James and Stephanie Fletcher whom she raised as her own, Stephanie Esque, Kimberly and Scott Fletcher whom she raised as her own, Samantha Thompson and Marsha Fletcher, Great Grandchildren; Victoria Dickenson and James G. Fletcher whom she raised as her own, Shayne Fletcher, Trista Esque, Nicholas Fletcher and Gabriella Moore, brothers; William and Josephine Brumfield of Springhill, FL., and Eddie and Yvonne Brumfield of Genoa, WV, sister; Sandy Brumfield of Crum, WV.

Funeral services will be held at 11am Monday, April 14, at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Noah Robertson officiating.

Visitation will be from 6-8 on Sunday at Young Funeral Home. Burial will be in the White Chapel Memorial Gardens at Barboursville, WV.

Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Robert “Bob Bigfoot” Fannin Sr.

1947 - 2014

Robert “Bob Bigfoot” Fannin Sr., 66, of Louisa went to be with the Lord on Wednesday April 9, 2014. 

Bob was born June 14, 1947 at Danville, IL the son of the late Charlie and Dorcus Clark Fannin. He was a coal truck driver and member of the Meades Branch FWB Church.

Survivors include his loving wife Loretta Adkins Fannin, a daughter and son-in-law Lynn and Bob Powers of Louisa, two sons and daughters-in-law Robert and Bobbie Jo Fannin Jr. and Brian and Debbie Fannin all of Louisa; four brothers James (Tina) Fannin of Charley, KY, Jack Fannin of Wurtland, KY, Daniel (Carol) Fannin of Louisa, KY, Chuck (Sue) Fannin of Elizabethtown, KY, and a sister Christine Ward of River, KY; six grandchildren Andrea, Keith, Dustin, Aneca, Tess, and Brian II, step grandson William Mullins, five great grandchildren Shaye’, Keigan, Bryson, Lukas, and Kayden.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday April 12th at 1:00 pm at the Meades Branch FWB Church with Pastor Darrin Rice and Rev. Jimmy Bevins officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call after 2:00 pm Friday at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Meeks

1967 - 2014

Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Meeks 47 of Lowmansville, KY passed away Tuesday April 1, 2014 at his home following a brief illness.

Larry was born Feb. 6, 1967 at Ironton, OH, the son of Raymond Eugene and Janet K. Hostler Meeks. He was an electrician and served in the Army National Guard for ten years.

Survivors include his loving wife Kimberly Hodges Meeks; two daughters Destiny Dawn Meeks and Jaylyn Larae Meeks; a step son Aaron Ray and wife Jaclyn Faith Thoms and a step daughter Andrea Rose and husband Gregory Johnson; two brothers Daniel Russell Meeks and Charles Dwayne Meeks; a sister Mellisa Rae Marshall; two brothers in law Sam and Jim Ashbrook; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday April 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Lykins officiating. Friends may call after 5:00 pm Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com


 

Arnett Edward Hogston, Jr.,

1964 - 2014

Arnett Edward Hogston, Jr., 49, of Sciotoville, Ohio passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at his home. He was born October 23, 1964 in Louisa, KY. a son of Connie Sue Napier Cooper of Sciotoville, Ohio and Arnett Hogston, Sr. of Louisa, KY.  He was a dry wall finisher, and of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by a sister; Tina Penix and a brother; Randy Hogston. 

In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife; Kelli Ann Hogston of Sciotoville, Ohio, two daughters; Nicole Lynn and Rex Harris of Ashland, KY., Jamie Marie Aguiar of Pampa, TX, two sons; Joshua Lee Hogston of Stanley, North Dakota, Travis Arnett Hogston of Plain City, Ohio and 3 grandsons.

Graveside services will be 2pm Tuesday at the Hogston Cemetery at Fallsburg, KY. with Pastor Burl Lewis officiating.

Visitation will be 11am till 1:30pm on Tuesday at Young Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Hogston Cemetery, Fallsburg, KY. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrrangements.

Richard Gene Laney

1956 - 2014

Richard Gene Laney, 57, of Crum, WV passed away Saturday March 29, 2014 at his home. Richard was born Dec. 27, 1956 at Columbus, OH the son of the late Charles and Christine Madden Laney. He was a truck driver. 

Survivors include his wife Maria Williams Hatfield Laney of Crum, WV; two step sons Willie Lee Hatfield of Tomahawk, KY and James Ireland Hatfield of Ripley, WV; a sister and brother; six grandchildren Brittany, Whitney, Ashley, Bradley, Whitney French, and Randy and a great grandchild Khole.

Following his wishes the family has chosen cremation.

Care is entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Arlene Stephens Armstrong

1931 - 2014

Arlene Stephens Armstrong, 83, of Louisa, KY passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 23, 2014 a victim of the complications of Alzheimer’s.  

She was born in Barlow, OH on March 8, 1931, to the late Lawrence and Esta Lynch Stephens.  Preceding her in death were brothers Forest, Dale, Russel, Dana Stephens; sisters Lucile S. Ellis, Belva Stephens, Ruth S. Quimby; sister-in-law Mary Anne A. Dennis Veyon; and her son-in-law John A. White.

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years Robert L. (Bob) Armstrong, a daughter Patricia A. White of Round Hill, VA; son Mike (Toni) Armstrong of Louisa; grandson John A. (Lori) White II of Holly Springs, NC; granddaughter Heather W. (Joe) Swartz of Purcellville, VA; and six great grandchildren Rockwell, Haden, Eva, Caleb Swartz; Isabella and Vivian White; brother Kenneth (Sarah Ann) Stephens of Barlow, OH; and seven nephews and five nieces.  

She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church and was the impetus behind the women decorating the church’s Christmas tree Chrismon ornaments.  Arlene was an ardent reader and cross-word puzzle solver, and loved growing plants and flowers.  During she and Bob’s twenty years of retirement in Murrells Inlet, SC Arlene was president of a local garden club where they often visited elementary schools and she would pass along her love of plant growing and gardening.  Arlene was especially well known for her cooking and baking and her table was always open to family, friends, and neighbors anytime but especially for a special occasion or holiday meals.  

Starting as a volunteer literacy tutor at the Lawrence County Public Library she eventually worked as the director of the Lawrence County Literacy Program.  She was also the organizer of the first Lawrence County United Way.  At her South Carolina Eastern Star Lodge she served as Worthy Matron.

A celebration service of her life will be held on Saturday, April 12th starting at 11:00 a.m. at the Louisa United Methodist Church, 816 Pine Hill Road, in Louisa, KY.  The family will receive and greet friends and acquaintances on that Saturday at the church beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing till the start of the service.  

In keeping with her wishes, her earthly body was willed to the Marshall Medical School to forward the science of medicine and the study of Alzheimer’s.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Louisa United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 26, Louisa, KY 41230 or the Ashland Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101.  

For questions or information, please call the LUMC at 606-638-4404.

Jeffrey A. Doss 

1968 - 2014

Jeffrey A. Doss 45, of Fort Gay, W.V.  passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, he was born July 3,1968 in Louisa, Ky. a son of the late Kenneth and Naida Harlow Doss. He was a construction worker. 

Survivors include his children, Amber Doss of Fort Gay,  W.V.; Marissa Doss of Prichard, W.V.; Breanna Chaney of Fort  Gay, W.V.; Nathan Doss, Devin Doss and Lindsay Doss all of  Kenova, W.V.; four sisters, Debra Plummer of Fort Gay, W.V.;  Diane Hinzeman of Ravenswood, W.V.; Teresa Blunt of Fort  Gay, W.V.; Christine Childers of Louisa, Ky.; two brothers,  Jimmy Doss of Fort Gay, W.V.; David Doss of Fort Gay,W.V.;  five grandchildren; Lisa Watts for whom he made his home with.  

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Friday at Young  Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darin Fetherolf officiating.  Burial will follow at the Doss Cemetery, Fort Gay, W.V.. 

Visitation will be 6:00 til 9:00 PM Thursday at Young  Funeral Home.

Gary Curtis Artrip Jr.

1967 - 2014

Gary Curtis Artrip Jr. 46 of Mansfield, Ohio passed away Monday March 24, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, Ohio. Gary was born Oct. 22, 1967 in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Gary C. Artrip Sr. and Brenda J. (Thompson) Johnson. He was a welder and loved NASCAR and enjoyed following the Cleveland Browns.   

He is survived by his mother Brenda J. (Thompson) Johnson of Millersburg, OH; his father Gary C. (Rita) Artrip Sr. of South Point , OH; a son Gary Allen Fisher; a granddaughter Aubree Lynn Fisher of Lexington, OH; three sisters Sandra (Claude) Jervis, Carissa (John) Fowler both of Mansfield, OH and Carrie (Jay) Rowsey of South Point, OH; two brothers Charles E. (Donna) Artrip of Mansfield, OH and Curtis (Megan) Artrip of Wheelersburg, OH; three step siblings, Rhonda Salmons of Crum, WV, Ray Hunt of Fort Gay, WV, and Chris Hunt of Huntington, WV; four nephews and three nieces, and his grandmother Hildred Artrip of Fort Gay, WV.   

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday March 28th at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Noah Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in the Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay, WV.

Friends may call from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday March 27th at the Wilson Funeral Home.   

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Pearl Ratcliffe

1925 - 2014 

Pearl Ratcliffe 89, of Glenhayes, WV went home to be with The Lord on March 24, 2014. He was a retired signal maintainer for the Norfolk & Southern Railroad, an avid fisherman and farmer. He was a member of the Big Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church. Pearl was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Earl, two brothers, Roy and Bill Ratcliffe and a sister, Jewel Maynard.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Opal (Judy) Ratcliffe, sons, John (Hope) Ratcliffe of Kenova, WV, Mike (Susan) Ratcliffe of Fort Gay, WV, Randy (Claudia) Ratcliffe of Fort Gay, WV, and Paul (Terry) Ratcliffe of Prichard, WV and one daughter Jeanette Ratcliffe of Prichard, WV and seven grandchildren, Heather Ferguson, Summer Ratcliffe, Rhonda Ratcliffe, Christy Pratt, Michael Ratcliffe, Justin Ratcliffe, Laura Campbell, and Jordan Ratcliffe and sixteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Anna Lou Maynard. Pearl was Blessed with many friends and wonderful neighbors.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Friday, March 28, 2014 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Perry officiating. Burial will follow at the Ratcliffe Family Cemetery, Glenhayes.

Visitation will 6:00 til 9:00 pm Thursday at Young Funeral Home.

 

Maxine Smith

1924 - 2014

Maxine Smith went home Sunday afternoon March 24 at the home of her sister, Gladys Dean where she resided for the last two years. She was born February 22, 1924, the daughter of the late Albert and Nona Bartram McCloud. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur L. Smith and brother Kenneth McCloud.

Survivors include her sister, Gladys Dean and brother Kelsie A. McCloud both of Fort Gay, W.V. a host of nieces and nephews and friends. She worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base retiring after 36 years of service.

Graveside service will be conducted 1:00 pm Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Dayton Memorial Park, Dayton, Ohio.

Visitation will be 6:00 til 8:00 pm Wednesday at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

In lieu of flowers make a donation to Hospice of Huntington.

Dorothy Copley

1933 - 2014

Dorothy Copley, 81, of Fort Gay, WV entered the gates of her Heavenly home on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband; Birdie Copley, parents; Jay and Maggie Waller Williamson, daughter and son-in-law; Maggie and Arvel Endicott, two sisters; Goldie Walker and Oretha Marcum, three brothers; Lacy, Jennings and Wayne Williamson.

Loved ones left behind are daughters and caregivers; Patty and Buck Spears of Fort Gay, WV, Gracie and (Will Collins) Parsley of Kermit, WV., Sons; Grover and Sara Copley of Fort Gay, WV and Jennings and Sara Copley of Crum, WV, Grandchildren; Caregiver Lisa Methax, Renae Blackburn, Katie Copley, Tracy Copley, Robbie Spears, Lacy Spears, Shawn Copley, Birdie Dale Collins, Jen Allen Copley, Jacob Copley, Great-Grandchildren; Mackenzie Methax, Joshua Methax, Lea Blackburn, Cole Blackburn and Shelby Pack, three brothers; Lelon and Louise Williamson of Crum, WV, Gid and Martha Williamson of Grove City, OH, and Grover and Kathy Williamson of Naples, FL, two brothers-in-law; Oscar and Martha Copley of Crum, WV, Sonny and Barbara Copley of Fort Gay, WV, Sisters-in-law; Bertha Stroud and Rosie Brewer of Kermit, WV, very special friend, Pastor Dick Maynard, several nieces and nephews whom she loved very much, and her friends.

Dorothy was a member of the Saltpetre Christian Baptist Church and owner/operator of Copley's Truck Stop for many years. Dorothy will be missed very badly by her children, grandchildren  and other family members.

Care has been entrusted to Young Funeral Home of Louisa, KY.

Visitation will be at the Saltpetre Christian Baptist Church on Sunday from 6-9 and Funeral services will be 11am Monday at the church with pastor Richard Maynard officiating. Burial will be in the Birdie Copley Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV.

The family wishes to thank everyone for the prayers most of all, and the food, flowers and comforting words, and the visits from everyone.

 

Harmon M. Griffith

1930 - 2014

 

Harmon M. Griffith, 83, of Blaine, KY passed away Wednesday March 19, 2014 at his home. Harm was born April 29, 1930 at Cordell, KY, the son of the late Charles James and Nannie Mae Cordle Griffith. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son Forest Allen Griffith, daughter Dixie Mae Stambaugh, and granddaughter Jessica Nicole Stambaugh. He was a retired farmer and timberman. 

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years Jessie Barker Griffith, daughter Mollie Hackney of Sitka, KY; three sons and daughters-in-law Charles E. and Kay Griffith of Blaine, KY, Randall Lee and Cindy Griffith of Grayson, KY, and William Dexter and Nancy Griffith of Webbville, KY; 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday March 21st at 11:00 am at Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Ross and Bro. Ralph Cordle officiating. Burial will follow in the Griffith Cemetery at Blaine, KY.

Friends may call after 5:00 pm Friday at Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com